Policy Change: Use of Visco-supplementation (Orthovisc, Monovisc, Synvisc) for Knee OA

Following with the treatment recommendations established by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) has adopted the clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. These guidelines exclude the use of visco-supplementation therapy as an effective treatment option.
Our Physicians and staff are committed to providing you the highest quality, most effective current treatment options for your knee osteoarthritis. These may include physical therapy, bracing, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications, weight loss and/or surgery.
We look forward to continuing to serve your Orthopaedic care needs. If you have any questions regarding this information or next steps in your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask your POA Medical Team.

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